If you’re new to MARTA or not sure how to get to a destination on transit, figuring out what bus or train to use and what direction to go can be a bit confusing. Luckily, there are several MARTA trip planning tools to help you get from point A to point B:
The recommended option for MARTA trip planning is Google Maps. Get directions on a smartphone or computer by typing in your start and end destinations and click on the transit icon to see transit directions vs. driving directions.
Benefits of Google Maps include approximate walking time, time on the bus or train (including number of stops) as well as total commute time for several trip options. As a bonus, you can save the trip directions to your Google Calendar for easy reference. In addition to MARTA rail and buses, bus schedules for GRTA Xpress and Cobb Community Transit are also in Google Maps for easy regional trip planning.
MARTA Trip Planner
MARTA also has a trip planner called MyCommute. Select your arrival or departure time and the date and enter addresses or select from lists of popular destinations. You can also filter results by walking distance. This trip planner only contains MARTA system information and does not include regional buses.
If trip planning online is difficult or not very accessible, MARTA also offers a trip planning service through the phone. Call 404-848-5000 for assistance.